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Art Attack

Welcome back, guys!

Yesterday, I had a super meeting with a new client and inside her impeccably beautiful stunning home (#realestateenvy) we had a quick conversation about the art that we choose to bring into our surroundings and how incredibly personal and distinctive it can be. You can tell so much about a person by what they choose to hang on their walls!  I know I’ve posted before about wall art & photography (HERE & HERE… for those curious minds that want a peek!) but I thought today’s post would focus more on some of the wonderful artists that are inspiring me lately.

Grey Malin

A relative newcomer to the art scene, photographer Grey Malin has managed to shoot across 7 continents, score a collaboration with J.Crew and launch a lifestyle design brand that encompasses everything from home decor to surfboards.  All this in a span of about 5 years.  Overachiever, you think?  Well, that and insanely talented. Malin’s work has the ability to provide a unique perspective of rather ordinary things and transform a crowded beach, or deserted ice into a work of art.

The Heart's Delight Stella Compiseno



(images via Grey Malin)

Ibon Mainar

A multi-media artist based in San Sebastian, Spain (one of my “happy places”), Mainar gains his inspiration from the everyday objects that he encounters. Sandpaper, digital projections, TVs, cardboard… you name it, and this artist has used it! More importantly, I WANT it!

Ibon Mainar 1 Stella Compiseno The Heart's Delight


Ibon Mainar 2

Ibon Mainar 4

(images via Saatchi Art)

Thom Filicia

You may remember him from the hit show “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy,” but Filicia has been a heavy hitter in the design and art business since 1998, when he launched Thom Filicia, Inc.  Now 16 years later, Filicia is not only creating gorgeous interiors, but he is creating the original artwork that goes into them!  Personally, I invested in “People From Above” to go above my family room fireplace mantle.  I love it more and more each day.

Thom Felicia Beach Raise Your Glass Water Reflections The Hearts Delight Stella Compiseno Thom Felicia Raise Your Glass Thom Felicia Water Reflections

(images via Thom Filicia)

Susanne Boehm

Inspired by globalization and current events, Boehm incorporates modern day themes into her abstract figurative paintings. My personal favorite is the “American Way of Life” series.  Perhaps it’s the colors, perhaps it’s the way colorblocked angular shapes combine to form soft, rounded bodies, I just can’t get enough of her work!

The Heart's Delight Stella Compiseno

Boehms 2

Boehm 3

(images via Saatchi Art)

What do YOU think?  Got any favorites out of the bunch? Again, I’m not going to be offended if you’re not feeling my picks… to each his own, right!? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below and maybe you could share some of the artists at the top of your own list!



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